The biopic virus seems to be spreading in Bollywood. From The Dirty picture (2011) to the recently released Bhaag Milkha Bhaag, the trend of making biographical movies is being set in the B-town.
This time it's Arjun Rampal who hints that he would love
to produce a biopic. The model-turned-actor made his production
debut with I See You in 2006, which was a flop. Now,
Rampal is not in a hurry to be back with a project. The actor wants
to play it safe for his second venture under the banner of Chasing
Ganesha Films. "There are a lot of scripts that are ready. They are
all different from a drama to action film to a biopic. All are
interesting projects," said Rampal.
The 40-year-old actor has a few projects in mind but is not very
sure about which one to take forward first. "Time just flew by. I
was extremely passionate about the story of I See You. I
am not taking any chances this time," he said.
Arjun Rampal, who loved the recently released biopic Bhaag
Milkha Bhaag, said, "I quite love the concept of biopic,
hopefully we would be making one soon. I cannot tell it is
Everyone seems to be liking the concept of a biopic. Over the
past few years, there have been quite a few biographical movies
that are based on different people. Have a look at the recent
Bollywood films that are based on biographical stories.
The Dirty Picture
The film starring Vidya Balan is a drama film based on the life
of Silk Smitha, who was a South Indian actress noted for her erotic
roles in movies.
Bhaag Milkha Bhaag
This is a recently released film by Rakeysh Omprhash Mehra which
is based on legendary athlete Milkha Singh. It revolves around the
life of 'The flying Sikh' who was a national champion runner and an
Olympian. The role of Milkha Singh is played by Farhan
Paan Singh Tomar
A sports film based on the true story of Paan Singh Tomar, who
was an Indian soldier, athlete and a rebel. The film starred Irrfan
Khan as Paan Singh Tomar. The movie which won many awards has been
This is a biopic based on the life of 19th century painter Raja
Ravi Varma. The role is played by Randeep Hooda.
Shootout At Wadala
A comic thriller based on a book called Dongri to Dubai. The
movie portrays the first-ever registered encounter by Mumbai
police, where gangster Manya Surve was shot dead.
Mary Kom Biopic
This is an upcoming film starring Priyanka Chopra as boxing
champion. Mary Kom is a five time World Boxing Champion. Priyanka
Chopra has been doing a lot of research and working out to fit into
the shoes of Mary Kom.
Dhyan Chand Biopic
In 2012, there was a buzz that Shah Rukh Khan will be playing
the role of hockey legend Dhyan Chand. However, the makers of the
movie have still not confirmed who will be playing the role and
when the film will begin.
Kishore Kumar Biopic
Filmmaker Anurag Basu is set out to make a biopic on the
legendary Indian playback singer Kishore Kumar. Ranbir Kapoor is
roped in to play the lead role in the movie.